Overview

Roberto R. Pupo is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Miami office and co-chair of the South Florida Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group, as well as chair of the Latin America Practice Group. He has substantial experience in complex domestic and international mergers and acquisition matters, corporate financings and cross-border transactions. Mr. Pupo represents large U.S., Canadian, European and Latin American corporations, funds and corporate groups in a wide range of corporate transactions, cross-border acquisitions, joint ventures and affiliations. He is also a frequent speaker on a wide range of legal industry matters.

Representative Transactions

  • Represented Canadian retailer in connection with the acquisition of a controlling interest in Latin America-based discount retailer with approximately 200 retail locations and operations in Central and South America with an approximate valuation of US$90 million
  • Represented U.S.-based multinational telecommunications company in connection with acquisition of fiber optics operator in Mexico for a purchase price of several hundred million U.S. dollars
  • Represented seller in connection with the sale of a Latin American-based Internet business in the amount of US$18 million
  • Represented buyer in connection with acquisition of hospitality assets in Colombia and the U.S. for a purchase price of US$105 million
  • Represented seller in connection with the sale of Latin America-based manufacturer, distributor and retailer of construction products in cross-border sales transaction for a purchase price of US$300 million
  • Represented seller in connection with the sale of health maintenance organization purchase price of several hundred million U.S. dollars
  • Represented seller in connection with sale of health maintenance organization for purchase price of US$325 million
  • Represented seller in connection with sale of medical clinics for purchase price of US$60 million
  • Represented purchaser in connection with acquisition of Latin America-focused bank and private banking assets for purchase price in excess of US$80 million
  • Represented purchaser in connection with acquisition of internet-based financial services provider in Brazil for a purchase price of US$60 million
  • Represented investor in connection with acquisition of controlling interest in grocery and home products retailer in Brazil for a purchase price of US$60 million
  • Represented lender in US$750 million financing of hedge fund operator in various international jurisdictions
  • Represented lender in US$50 million financing of hedge fund operator in various international jurisdictions
  • Represented lender in US$100 million acquisition financing in connection with investment in the United States by Colombian manufacturer
  • Represented lender in US$54 million working capital lending transaction for South American operations
  • Represented public company in numerous acquisitions of physician practices, surgical centers and medically related assets in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Texas and Illinois.
  • Represented purchaser-hospital in connection with acquisition of two hospitals and formation hospital health system.
  • Represented purchaser in connection with acquisition of healthcare provider consisting of 11 medical clinic locations
  • Represented purchaser in connection with acquisition of supply distribution company operating in more than forty states in the United States for a purchase price of US$24 million
  • Served as outside general counsel providing corporate and healthcare regulatory advice to Medicare Advantage health maintenance organization
  • Served as outside general counsel providing corporate and healthcare regulatory to medical services provider with 11 clinic locations
  • Represented multi-lateral lender in US$17 million working capital lending transaction
  • Represented investor in connection with participation in US$90 million mezzanine debt transaction for international telecom services provider

Credentials

Education
  • Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, B.S., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
Memberships
  • The Florida State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Health Care Law, 2013-2020; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2018-2020
  • The Legal 500 Latin America, Banking and Finance, 2016; Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, 2012, 2016, 2019
  • Top Dealmaker of the Year - Distressed Real Estate, Daily Business Review, 2012
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Corporate/M&A, 2008, 2009; Latin American Investment, 2008, 2009, 2015, 2016 
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2009-2010
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
Spoken Languages
  • English
  • Spanish